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‘Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story’ Review: A Worthy Sequel

Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story By: Plug In Digital (Accidental Queens) Accidental Queens' A Normal Lost Phone was unique not just because it's one of a rare few games that mimic an entire smartphone, but because of the sensitive topic it explores. Without giving too much away, I will say that it was about teenagers and finding one's way in life, where one can be themselves and comfortable in their skin. It was clear to me that the developers were coming from a positive place and trying to Read more [...]

‘Karma Incarnation 1’ iOS Review: Second Time’s the Charm

Karma. Incarnation 1. By: Other Kind Games I was immediately captivated by the visuals and charm of Other Kind Games' Karma. Incarnation 1., as well as the fact that it seemed inspired by Amanita Designs' games, such as Samorost 3. Like its inspiration, the game has no words. Instead, everything is told visually through thought and speech bubbles. This is both a blessing and a curse. You play as a little soul whose beloved has been taken by evil spirits. In order to save her, he's tried to reincarnate Read more [...]

‘follow.trail’ Review: Forge Your Own Path in This Unique Puzzler

follow.trail By: Grzegorz Pykacz Over the last few years, puzzle games have become one of my favorite genres to play on my iPhone. There's no shortage of truly wonderful puzzlers on iOS, and they're usually a great fit for the platform. But with so many releasing every day, it's easy to become skeptical whether any individual game will offer anything truly new or unique and feel worthy of my time. How many Sokoban or path-drawing games can you play before they get old and feel like you've done Read more [...]

‘Swim Out’ Review: These Are Dangerous Waters

Swim Out By: Lozange Lab My first few days with Lozange Lab's Swim Out involved a lot of rage quitting. I've come to expect certain things from puzzle games, and one of those is an undo button. It's not always necessary, but when a level can include thirty to forty moves, I'm not too thrilled when I'm forced to constantly restart. Still, there was something so compelling about Swim Out and I persisted enough to get through the first four chapters, collecting all the stars. I'm not sure if I'll Read more [...]

‘Linelight’ iOS Review: This Engrossing Puzzler Deserves the Limelight

Linelight By: BT Productions (My Dog Zorro) I heard about Brett Taylor's (aka My Dog Zorro) minimalistic puzzler, Linelight, briefly when it arrived on PC earlier this year. It looked interesting, but since I don't have much patience for playing on my PC, I forgot all about it. I didn't even know that the developer was porting it over to mobile until I saw it available in the App Store this week. I still didn't know that much about it, but it got a lot of praise on other platforms and $1.99 is Read more [...]